Allen Johnson, who won the gold medal in the 110-meter hurdles at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, has joined the University of Kentucky's track and field coaching staff, the school announced Thursday.
Johnson will work alongside head coach Edrick Floreal with UK's sprinters, hurdlers, horizontal jumpers and relays.
"He has experienced track at the highest level and spent the last several seasons developing and mentoring student-athletes," Floreal said. "Our kids will benefit greatly from his world-class experience and coaching."
The UK staff now includes two Olympic medalists and three Olympians.
Toby Stevenson, pole vault silver medalist at the 2004 Games, was hired in July to work with UK's vertical jumpers and multi-event athletes. Floreal was a two-time Olympian in the triple jump for Canada.
A specialist in sprints and hurdles, Johnson comes to Kentucky from the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach.
"I am honored and excited about joining the Wildcat family, and look forward to helping Coach Floreal continue building on past success," said Johnson, 43, a seven-time U.S. Outdoor and four-time World Outdoor champion.